#PoeticTuesday – 69

Yesterday I shared a few things about my life with you. So, for today’s poem, I thought it was fitting to share the lyrics of the song I am currently working on. I spare you unnecessary text repetitions. I hope you like it.

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A Little Bit About My Life

All of you, who have been following me for a while, know that this blog is not about me, but about the person who visits it. The origin of this blog is my book “I’m Free”. That was even the starting point of my social media presence in general. So my breakthrough experience wrapped in a book led me here. You can read about it here if you like and on my about page. I’m happy to have this blog as a platform to spread inspiration and hopefully some awareness as much as I can. Visitors to my blog are not interested in what I did or did not have for breakfast or how often my tortoise burps. Neither do I feel the need to know every small detail about other people’s private lives. Social media is flooded with this kind of stuff already anyway. So, I won’t ever bother you with that kind of information – promised! Still, I thought it was time to share a little bit about my life aside from blogging.

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My Online Shop is up 🥳

The time has finally come. After many months of preparation, my online shop is ready to go live. I am proud and happy to present another step in the development of my business and myself.

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On a Blogging Break

Hi, everyone!

This week, I am off from my employed job and we are going to spend a couple of days in a hotel close to the Neuschwanstein castle. I need that tiny break away from everything. However, I will be dedicating the rest of the week intensely to my own business: working on my online shop, which I hope to have online soon, as well as, working full speed on my skin and body care products to stock up for the upcoming selling season. Have a good week, and stay safe

See you next Monday 🤗

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The Land of Fire and Ice 🇮🇸

Today, I am (almost) fully back to my regular blogging habits. After my vacation (see below) and being back at work for a few days, we spent a couple days in Vienna. Last Saturday afternoon, right after we returned from Vienna, we helped my son move, for he starts the next level at university to receive his master’s degree. “Almost” because today is my youngest son’s 20th birthday, and, after work, we are going to celebrate that. So, still, I am not back completely. However, let’s start with a review of my summer vacation:

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On Vacation🌋

I had to wait a while, but now my vacation is finally here. This time there is no lying on the beach and no swimming in the sea. Ok, there are beaches and the sea, but it will be way too cold for swimming. The only thing that invites us to swim in the fresh air are warm springs.

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I Would Do It Again!

This is not only the title of the first song I ever recorded, but also I performed this song at the Life festival in our country last Friday as my last song. BUT it is also what I thought after the performance. The place was completely filled with people singing, dancing, and clapping hands. Dear friends drove over an hour from Germany to get here, one of my sisters and her son came over from Vienna… It was indescribable!

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Singing at a Festival 🎤🎼 🎹 🥁🎸

The past two weeks were filled with evening rehearsals, and there are still some until July 1st. Because on the evening of July 1st, I have the opportunity to perform three of my songs live at a local festival. Four more colleagues will get the same chance to present some of their songs.

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Yesterday, we spontaneously hopped into the car and drove to Germany. Although we often talked about going there again, it took us about 30 years to make it happen. But yesterday was the day. The weather was fantastic, and we were very excited to be at that beautiful place again.

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Bella Italia 😎🇮🇹 – Rimini, Bologna, Bellagio

Here we are again with the third part of our Italy trip. If you want to check out the first two parts of our trip please click here Bella Italia 😎🇮🇹 – Genoa, Cinque Terre, Pisa, and here Bella Italia 😎🇮🇹 – Florence, San Marino.

The last part takes us from the Italian east coast back northwards and close to the Swiss border to lake Como. Rimini was about to awaken when we arrived. the beaches are still empty but you can tell from the installed umbrella holders what may be going on during the main season. Over a large part of the promenade, people were busy setting up food stands. The view from our hotel room was gorgeous day and night. We could even spot San Marino from our balcony. I would like to come back when there is more going on to feel the pulsing life, but I don’t think I was one of those lying on that beach together with thousands of others. The old town again is typically Italian and it is almost like one big market. I love that.

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Bella Italia 😎🇮🇹 – Florence, San Marino

Here we are again with the next part of our Italy trip. If you want to check out the first part of our trip please click here: Bella Italia 😎🇮🇹 – Genoa, Cinque Terre, Pisa

What do I need to say about Florence… I don’t think a lot. I have been to Florence four years ago already. It was wonderful to return and see old and new places. Still, the Piazza del Duomo, the Pallazzo Vecchio, and, of course, the Ponte Vecchio are the most famous and impressive parts of the city. We found a great spot the Piazzale Michelangelo from which we had a gorgeous view over the whole city of Florence. But enough babbling, welcome to Florence:

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Bella Italia 😎🇮🇹 – Genoa, Cinque Terre, Pisa

Two weeks ago, we spent a week traveling through the northern part of Italy. It is not a secret that I love this country that borders Switzerland and is, therefore, only about 2.5 hours away from us. I will share the trip in three posts to give you some impressions without flooding you. So, this week will be dedicated to beautiful Italy.

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Ciao dall’Italia 😎

Cinque Terre

Only two weeks ago (over the Easter weekend), we went for a short trip to Italy. But already long before, we had planned a coast-to-coast tour around the northern part of Italy that we started yesterday.

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Happy Easter🐰

Hi, friends! I wish you all a Happy Easter! I hope you all have had a great weekend, wherever you are on this planet. I have been in Italy since last Thursday. That’s why you have not seen me on your blogs since. That also means I have not had the time to prepare my posts for the coming week. So, there won’t be any posts except maybe a spontaneous one from my short trip.

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Medieval Town Werdenberg (CH)

Yesterday, the weather was gorgeous again, although quite cold, and we considered going to the mountains. I needed fresh air and sunshine to recharge my batteries at least a little. However, we knew that skiers would have flooded every little hill, and there would be hardly any free car parking, but crowded alps instead. We decided to walk around a small lake that belongs to a small medieval town, which is only about 10 minutes away from us by car. Once there, we couldn’t resist walking through the beautiful town as well, and up to the castle.

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Trip to South Tyrol

Here I am with my promised post about another escape to a beautiful place on this planet: South Tyrol. Although it sounds like it was a part of the Austrian federal state Tyrol, it is not.

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Fall Impressions

The picture above shows one of the views I am having from my house.

Three weeks ago, we spent some wonderful days in a spa hotel in the German/Austrian Alps. Since I know that many of you would like to see some pictures, I am happy to share some of the impressions with you.

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A Little Bit of Fall

We have not had many sunny days this October yet, but lately, it is simply gorgeous. The temps are warm again, and the colors seem to explode. Two days ago, I drove through the country, and I was completely surprised, how colorful everything turned within only a couple of days (unfortunately, I could not stop and take photos). Also, the sky is showing up in its most firey clothes during sunrise and sunset these days.

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Fall in the Mountains

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As long as our children were little, we went on vacation in October during the school vacations. Until the youngest turned six, we went to a family hotel in a mountainous region in Salzburg, Austria. Later we made these weeks our beach vacation and went with them to Greece, Trukey or Egypt.

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Impressions of Lake Garda and its Area

As promised, here I am, back with some photos of another picturesque place of this planet. This time, we stayed in a vacation apartment in a camping resort directly at the lake. It was a different kind of vacation, very uncomplicated and therefore even more relaxing and rejuvenating. The weather was gorgeous. We rented bikes and explored a part of the closer area, chilled at the pool, took walks at the promenade, and visited a few beautiful places.

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On The Road Again Soon!

Mistakenly, I had this post scheduled for yesterday and had it online for a few hours. For those who have not seen it yet, here it is again on the right day😂

Buon giorno, amici! It’s only been two weeks since I returned from our family vacation in Corfu. But as I said in my post: set an anchor in the future! I took my own words to heart and booked a few days at a camping resort on Lake Garda in Italy a few weeks before we left for Corfu. So, in a couple hours we’re heading southward again to enjoy sun, warmth, and a relaxing time.

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Paxmal, Walenstadt (CH)

YYesterday, we short noticed took a trip up to Paxmal. It is located above the city of Walenstadt at around 1’260 m (4134 ft) above sea level in front of the mountain chain of the Churfirsten, Switzerland. It is a monument built by Karl Bickel (1886 – 1982) from 1924 – 1949. Bickel recovered from tuberculosis and promised to set a monument for peace. Amazing how this man built that monument all by himself, fulfilling his promise.

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Impressions of Corfu #2

I hope you enjoyed the first part of our exploration of part of the island. Today we continue with the second day of our trip through Corfu. We drove towards the northern mountainous region and started with the highest elevation on the island, Pantokrator (906 m/2972 ft). The view and silence up there were breathtaking. The nerve-wracking drive on the extremely narrow and winding mountain road and the narrow streets through the small villages were forgotten for a moment. On the highest point there was a small church in the middle of a picturesque garden. It seemed like an oasis in the midst of all those rocks and sand.

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Impressions of Corfu #1

Calimera! After our wonderful vacation on this beautiful and charming island, of course, I have to share the photos with you. Those who follow me on Instagram may have already seen a few individual photos. Here we go now with the extended version.

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Summer Break 🌞🌴🌊

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Over here, it is the first day for the kids to go back to school. For us, it is the first day of our vacation. It is not six weeks like the school kids had, but I am more than happy with two weeks. Right now, we are already at the airport to catch our flight to Corfu (Greece). The trip was planned last year as a gift my husband and I made each other for our 50th birthdays. We wanted to have a vacation together with all our (already grown-up) kids and my mother. But “Life Corona happened while we were making other plans”. Therefore, we are looking even more forward to the coming days.

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Visiting The Template of Toblerone Chocolate

You haven’t seen or heard much from me in the past half week. The reason is that I checked off another item on my bucket list.. Beause of Gary’s Swiss Sunday posts, the desire to see the Matterhorn grew and grew. On Thursday the time had come.

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A Trip to Our Higher Regions

Yesterday afternoon we made a little trip to the hiking and skiing region of our country. Yes, for once, we stayed in little Liechtenstein instead of going to neighboring Switzerland. Here we also have many beautiful and different areas, despite the small size of the country. The small village is called Steg and is (like Malbun) in the warm season a popular starting point for many hikes. In winter, there are some cross-country skiing trails here. The ski lifts are located in the neighboring community of Malbun.

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Not Ignoring You But…

… this week was a bit on the crazy side. I worked more hours in my employed job, and there was also more to do in my self-employed job, next to some private stuff that squeezed in. However, I threw everything overboard and enjoyed some hours at Lake Constance (Swiss lakeside) this afternoon. It has been boiling hot and humid today again. So, it was just great to walk a little along the shore, empty the mind, and later enjoy some cool treats. And I needed this break to charge my batteries.

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Enjoying A Gorgeous Summer Day🌞🏔🍧

After about two weeks of rain, we are enjoying our first real summer weekend. Yesterday, my husband and I decided spontaneously to take a trip to a nearby alpine lake (the Voralp Lake) in Switzerland. It is another beautiful and scenic place that is only about 25 minutes away from where we live. We walked around the lake and enjoyed some coffee, cake, and ice cream at the end. I enjoyed this spontaneous trip and the visit to the small lake restaurant so much. It felt like being on vacation, and it energized me like that.

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Farewell

I’ll Never Forget You

We knew each other for so long
For about forty years
How can it be with fifty-one
That you were meant to leave

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It’s Easter Monday

… and the last one of the four Easter holidays. So, I am taking a break today and will continue posting tomorrow as usual.

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Happy Easter 🐣

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For those in a hurry or who missed out on coloring their Easter eggs, I repeat my last minute tip from two years ago:

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When The Föhn Visits…

The Rhine valley is well known as a föhn area. Föhn is a warm and strong wind that can turn into devastating storms, mostly due to the heavy impacting squalls. The following is an excerpt of what Wikipedia says:

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Winter Wonderland

After the heavy snowfall that gave us record amounts of snow in less than two days, we had the most glorious winter day yesterday. Of course, we had to go for a walk through the closer neighborhood. Most of the paths were impossible to walk. In some places, individual people had already tried to make their way through the high masses of snow. It was still a big challenge to follow in the footsteps of the others and to stay stable. The snow cover reached almost to my waist. When walking through the snow, I sank in partly far above my knees. It was fun!

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Let It Snow…

From Thursday night on, winter wanted to show us that it still has power over the season. It snowed heavily. For the first hours, we had some ugly winds too. On Thursday afternoon, I was shoveling the driveway three times. Later, my son took over, thank God. But once it was done, we could have started over again. It snowed for almost two days. Liechtenstein and parts of Switzerland, Austria, and Germany were concerned with complete traffic chaos, blocked streets (also because of broken trees and branches), and avalanche alerts. Here are some expressions from the last days:

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Back Soon!

Today is the last holiday of the past Christmas season (Epiphany). Traditionally, it is the last day of the school break, and many companies over here are closed until this day due to the many holidays and weekends between Christmas Eve and January 6th. It is also the day when many remove their Christmas decorations and Christmas trees.

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Going For a Walk

On the last day of the year, I took a walk through the forest above a part of the village I grew up. It was a very friendly day and mostly sunny. Enjoy some impressions 😊

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Because You Matter

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This is the website of my therapy practice. I am offering physical and energetic treatments, and I am also selling self-made all-natural skincare products. I would love you to take a look at my site.Even if you don’t speak German, you will get an idea.

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Love For My Hometown

Sending love to my hometown
To counter the shock with strength
For a strong cohesion
That the Viennese spirit displaces bitterness

For the vicitims
Sending love to my hometown

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Fall Beauties

Today, I would like to share a few photos of my garden again that I took over the past two weeks, and the last ones only yesterday. I am amazed by how many spring flowers are blooming for a second time or how many others are still blossoming.

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Bregenz Forest Area

It is Monday, and there is supposed to be an inspirational Monday post on my blog. Sorry, but I couldn’t make it. And I don’t want to sugar coat it – I might not have the peace and time for writing and scheduling my usual posts until the end of the month. Instead, I will share some impressions from our weekend at the Bregenz Forest, a week ago. For the coming three weeks, I will try to get to you as much as possible and post some inspirational thoughts. But now, enjoy the trip!

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Garden Views

Due to the big birthday party last weekend, I could not make it to schedule my regular posts for this week. But instead, I share some photos of my garden again and how it changed over the past two months. New flowers appeared and have blossomed, and some others have grown into large bushes. Let’s go for a quick tour.

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Come Away With Me 🙋‍♀️ … Wordless? 🙄

Bee gave me the biggest smile today when I received a pingback from her post about Liechtenstein. Please take some minutes and enjoy the breathtaking facts about that little country I live in.

Hello 🙋‍♀️ dear fellow virtual travellers, how is your concentration span? I hope it’s much better than mine.

Am sitting here on the sofa for several hours trying to get a grip on the 6th smallest country in the world but all I can get is “biggest producer of dentures in the world!” 🤯 Really?

I am taking you to a cute and peculiar country today. It is the only area left officially belonging to the roman empire and was forgotten by its royal house for a couple of years. Yes, it’s true or so say some YouTube videos. 😎

Where do I lead you? To Lichtenstein, and as my brain says “nada” I offer you a playlist of YouTube videos about this curious country I visited once many many moons ago. But hey I can’t remember anything besides it was so warm in Malbun we could sit outside at…

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See You Next Week!

Last year, I booked a short vacation to the island of Sylt for my mom and me for June. Due to Corona, we could not go because of the lockdown at that time. But we were luck to postpone that trip. While you are reading these lines, we are already on the way or have even arrived.

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My Little Paradise – #5

Here we go with the last visit to my little oasis. I began to replant this part of the garden this spring. Therefore some plants are only settling. Still everything is developing and most plants have grown even bigger than they look on the picture. Also here too, I took pictures between May and July to catch the flowers at their most beautiful stages. I leave you with a collection of impressions.

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Trip To Meersburg, Germany

Last Saturday we visited the little medieval town of Meersburg at the Lake Constance. As you may guess, the name of the place comes from the impressive castle. We had a beautiful when even very hot and extremely humid day (35°C/ 95°F). We went there with the whole family. It was a birthday gift for my uncle, who turned 80 this year. But let’s begin with some pictures of the Meersburg first.

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My Little Paradise #4

And forward we go with the tour around my garden. This time we stop at my rose garden. I love roses, but seriously, who doesn’t. I have had roses all over the place but wanted to create a spot only dedicated to that queen of flowers too. I created this part of the garden this Spring. I am cutting the roses frequently. That way, they are blooming during the whole season over and over again. A joy to see!

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Just fyi…

My vacation is over and since yesterday, I am back at work. As you could tell from my posts, I took a few trips. The rest of the time, I spent catching up and preparing as much as possible because I will be extremely busy in the coming 5 – 6 weeks. That is also the reason why I could only visit you rarely despite my holidays. Unfortunately, it will continue like that for the next time. There are losts of posts scheduled for this and next week. But after that please don’t be surprised if my posts appear irregularly or not at all. By mid-September, at the latest (I hope) everything will slowly return to normal.

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My Little Paradise #3

Today, I would like to take you to the east side of my garden. It contains the enclosure for my tortoise and my herbal garden. One of the most impressive plants in my garden is a beautiful willow. I planted it 19 years ago when we moved in. It was removed and replanted twice. For several years it stayed just the same until all of a sudden it began to literally reach out to the sky. We cut it last year because it grew too big and almost touched the house.

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Impressioni di Locarno – Orselina

As you can tell from my absence, there is no dull moment in my life. But thank God, these days it is also because of our trips to beautiful places in the neighboring country, Switzerland. Last Tuesday we went to the city of Locarno at the beautiful Lago Maggiore. Locarno is a city in the canton of Ticino that is touching the Italian border. In that Swiss canton, people are speaking Italian. In Switzerland four languages are spoken: The biggest part of Switzerland speaks German, the western cantons speak French, the big southern canton Ticino speaks Italian, and there is a little minority in one a big eastern canton that speaks Rhaeto-Romanic. But let’s start the tour with some photos of the ride to Locarno.

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My Little Paradise #2

Today, I would like to share another spot in my garden: The front yard. Also here, I took pictures from spring (unfortunately I missed to take more pictures then) on in order to show the several plants over the months and the different faces of the place. So, don’t be confused.

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My Little Paradise #1

During the coming summer weeks, I will change my posting routine. I want to take my time to work on my projects and studies peacefully and more focused. Also, I will put enjoying myself and the weather first for charging my batteries and centering myself again. That means I won’t be posting daily but will take the chance to share pictures of my garden occasionally, as well as posting spontaneous when inspiration hits me. I will be back at my regular postings any time in August. But now let me take you to the first stop in my garden.

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Weesen – Amden, Switzerland

I am still enjoying my vacation at home and making spontaneous half-day trips or day trips to special places in the closer or further area of where I live. You know, Switzerland is only a stone throw away, Austria about 10 minutes, and it is about 45 minutes to Germany.

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Trip To Sareis – Malbun

Hi, folks. I am dropping in for sharing some pictures of a short noticed walk in our mountains. The weather forecast is not very reliable lately. From partly cloudy to thunderstorms, you hear everything. (Right now, while I am writing this post, we are having a thunderstorm). But how lucky are we to live in an area where we are so close to beautiful places. We decided to drive to Malbun that is the ski and hiking region of our country. From there, we walked up to the Sareis for having a coffee and ice cream. Downwards we took the chairlift. Here are some photos from the walk and the area around.

So, this is where we started the 1-hour hike (400 m altitude difference). The peak above the little chappel is the destination.

Although clouds passed by and took turns with sunny moments, it was always warm.

Arriving at the destination at 2000 m/3600 ft, we enjoyed a beautiful view of the mountains and mountain chains around there before I finally got to my ice cream and coffee 😋

And down we went again. I was joyfully sitting into that chairlift… completely forgetting that I am afraid of heights. After we passed the meadow at the beginning of the ride (as you can see on the photo where I gladly show my feet), the ground disappeared, and I felt like hanging above an abyss. Although basically I knew, I was caught of gard. It was a terrible moment that I cannot even describe. I had not expected my reaction which shocked me too. I managed to keep my panic attack under control but therefore spent half of the ride with closed eyes… lol. So the pictures you see were taken by my husband.

On the way down to the valley, I needed to stop to take pictures of the gorgeous view of the upper part of the Rhine valley. A beautiful area, I am blessed to live.

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A Trip Towards Heaven / #MomentsOfJoy

This Monday, we made a trip to the Jungfraujoch. It is on an altitude of 3454 m/11333 ft. The mountain Jungfrau itself is at an altitude of 4.158 m/13,642 ft. Next to it are the Eiger at 3.970 m/13,015 ft) (you may know that mountain from some dramatic documentaries about groups climbing them in the 1930s, many people died), and the Mönch at 4.110 m/13,474 ft. The photo next shows all the three: on the left (sorry, not complete on the picture) the Eiger, then the Mönch, and on the left the Jungfrau.

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#MomentsOfJoy

Today, I am sharing another part of the beautiful area I live in that is only a 20 minutes drive. Last October, we went up to the Chäserugg in Switzerland. It thought about the name because “Chäs” in Swiss German means cheese. When I did some researches on the internet, that interpretation was only one of the options. It could also come from the word “Kaiser” (Emporer). Nothing confirmed, though. However, it is a mountain with an altitude of 2262 m (7421 feet). To the intermediate station, we went by a cable railway. Then we had to change the vessel and continued with a big ropeway to reach the top station. Enjoy the view!

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#MomentsOfJoy

Today, I would like to share the view from a place to which I look at daily from home. Last year, on a warm summer evening, we went up the “Staubern” and had a breathtaking view down to the valley and I could even spot my house. It is about 1,860 m above sea level. We went up there by a ropeway and enjoyed not only this gorgeous view but also a delicious cheese fondue. Enjoy the trip!

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The Sound of Silence

… will rule my blog this week. There are two extremely busy weeks and weekends behind me (one of them was another school weekend), and there was no time for scheduling my usual posts.
This week, I will sporadically pop-in to see how you guys are doing.
Next week, I will share another #HitsByYears week.

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#MomentsOfJoy

I think all of us make good use of some distractions. Why not sharing something funny, uplifting or beautiful? It can be a joke, a picture with a beautiful view, a song, a video, a story or whatever comes to your mind. It only needs to be positive with only positive words for creating positive feelings in everyone who visits.

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The Swiss (and Austrian) Mountains

Just dropping in quickly with a spontaneous post. It is dedicated to our Gary of bereavedsingledad.blog. He is a big fan of Switzerland and I told him about the view I have from my house towards the mountains. (I am living in Liechtenstein which is right in between Austria and Switzerland.) Gary asked me to share some photos. Since the weather is not so good right now, I decided to dig out some winter photos I took some years ago.

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Monday Song

Hello, everybody! I spent part of last weekend in a spa hotel in Tyrol, Austria. Because of my busy life, I enjoyed it, even more, to relax for at least a few hours. The hotel was amazing, and the huge spa area there is spread over 3 floors. I was in all the steam baths, the different pools (including an outdoor infinity pool), relaxed in the different lounges on normal beds, water beds, heated beds… YAY!!

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Want to hear me sing classical music?

Many of you know that I am a singer. I produced 11 songs (rock/pop/ballads) so far and published them on my blog. But actually, I am a classical singer. I have sung at several concerts in halls and churches, with big and small orchestras and bands, have been booked by choirs or for big official events for the entertainment part. I played and sang leading parts in little musicals, and won both contests I participated in many years ago. Still, I don’t have a lot of digital recordings where you can hear my classical voice. That’s why I am happy I can share an Ave Maria with you which I sang in church a few weeks ago.

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Summer Break🌞

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Hi, friends, when you are reading this post I am already burying my toes in Egyptian sand, hiding in the shade, reading a book (OMG, I am finally reading a book again🎉), swimming, simply enjoying the sweetness of life. Read more ›

Happy Wednesday

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From today until Sunday I am on vacation. Since I won’t be online, I cannot get to answer your comments which is the reason I have not scheduled any posts for the rest the week. Have a great week and take good care. See you later!

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Happy Easter🐰

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I really don’t have a lot of spare time but still, I wanted to have colored eggs for Easter. Necessity is the mother of invention and so I found a way to have colored eggs in no time: Read more ›

Am I selfish to be selfish?

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How far do our obligations go regarding keeping up with activities and services we once started? Life changes, our circumstances change, situations change, attitudes, change, priorities change… heck, we change! Although, from an impartial point of view, there is no question that it is clear to adjust parts of our lives to changes in our lives. But why can it be so hard to pull it through? Read more ›

The Fear to Succeed

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So often we don’t start a project because we are afraid of failing. We are afraid of being questioned even before we started or before a result is shown. We are afraid of being criticised about how we do it or even THAT we do it. We are afraid that people are making fun of us because we are doing something they might have never dared to do themselves. Or we are afraid because our project also means showing a part of us which we kept hidden for a long. But there comes a time when all those fears are not strong enough anymore to keep us from going for our dream. They cannot keep us from stepping out of our comfort zone anymore. We are full of excitement and enthusiasm and yes, we try it with all our heart and passion. And then it happens…. the door opens up! Read more ›

Second Christmas surprise: Meet Erika Kind – The Author of “I’m Free” and a Versatile Blogger

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What a day!! I just saw Shreya’s email that she published the interview she kindly invited me to. Please, head over to StarWordsIndia for checking it out and commenting.

Source: Meet Erika Kind – The Author of “I’m Free” and a Versatile Blogger

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A Quick Stop In Milan

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On the way back home we stopped in Milan. I have never been there and gladly took the occasion.  Read more ›

Impressioni di Sirmione

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Un Giorno A Venezia

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It was a dream day today and perfect for our trip to Venice. The photo above shows the famous Rialto Bridge but when you hear Venice, you may think immediately of this: Read more ›

Impressioni Di Verona

 

 

 

 

20170811_115536Today we visited Verona. I have never been to that city before and was very excited to finally go there. Of course, a visit in the famous arena was a must! Read more ›

What A Welcome!!

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I just have to quickly share a video. A huge thunderstorm went down followed by a scary and harmful hail storm while we were looking for a restaurant for dinner tonight. It shocked me that while we were standing under a roof close to me a pigeon just fell on the street hit deadly by the hail. The hail stones got bigger. It became really dangerous and we had to take shelter inside a restaurant. I took this video to illustrate what I mean.  Read more ›

Turtle Workout

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I told you to post more photos out of Hercules’ life. The following picture show what I meant with endurance and determination regarding overcoming obstacles or finding a way out.  Read more ›

When Turtles “Speed”…

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Recently, I read a post of Beth’s over at IDidn’tHaveMyGlassesOnShe wrote about an escaped turtle and couldn’t imagine that they are fast enough to escape. This morning I took a little video of my turtle, Hercules, in order to show that they are faster than you may imagine. They won’t ever catch up with you, of course. But they are very strong and determined. Hercules can try to overcome an obstacle for an hour or more. When they are on a mission they basically keep it up until it is fulfilled. That’s why they can escape, to tell from their endurance. Read more ›

This could be me… 😄

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Janey of Cupid Or Cats tweeted something about insomnia and it reminded me of something my daughter once sent to me. Really, sometimes waking up at night, the smallest thought kept up can grow to a huge issue and keep you awake for the rest of the night!

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The Fairy Garden

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My sweet friend Shamira of SmilingNotes published a very inspiring post about 50 Fun Summer Activities. One of her ideas was building a fairy garden. I love fairies and I already have a circle of fairies around my patio.  Read more ›

Be Authentic – Be You – Be Love!

Lately, I came across this topic several times and thought it would make sense to repost an article I wrote almost 2 years ago:

Life isn’t about being someone we think we should be only because it sounds good because others want us to be, or in order to fit into a certain image of society. A faked personality only confuses the people around you and yourself over time more and more because the real identity gets lost.

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Daily Kind Inspirations

News From My Zazzle Store:

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I did not get to my store as much as I had loved to in the past two weeks. But still, another theme made it into my virtual shelves. You can check out all of the products of this theme in my collection Be YouHere are some examples. I hope you like them: Read more ›

My very first post – #MyFirstPostRevisited

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A tag started by a blogger/writer called Sarah Brentyn, asking us to revisit our first ever blog posts! When I saw that my dear blog sister Ritu tagged me for this challenge I thought what a lovely way of doing a trip down memory lane. It is almost three years ago that I started blogging and it took me a while to remember that first post without checking. Read more ›

Daily Kind Inspirations

News from my Zazzle Store:

Inspirational Gym Bag - Keep Moving Inspirational Gym Bag – Keep Moving
by ErikaKind
Inspirational Flip Flops - Keep Moving Inspirational Flip Flops – Keep Moving
by ErikaKind
Inspirational Case - Rise Up Inspirational Case – Rise Up
by ErikaKind

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Inspirational Bag Medium- Rise Up
by ErikaKind

Inspirational Mirror - Rise Up Inspirational Mirror – Rise Up
by ErikaKind
Inspirational Cosmetic Bag - Rise Up Inspirational Cosmetic Bag – Rise Up
by ErikaKind

These are only a few examples of items with these designs. Feel free to browse through my Collections.

Know that you can customize the product and change colors, model, and fonts! If there is a quote of your choice you would like to have designed on a particular item let me know. Here you can find all my quotes.

You can enter my store from any country domain. Just choose your country domain and add /erikakind in order to benefit from the lowest shipping costs.

In Love and Light

Daily Kind Inspirations – The Buddha Line

inspirational_magnet_be_you-r0938ea37e7a147b5888d953fc1f9b7c8_adgua_8byvr_324.jpgThe inspiration coming from this wonderful community is incredible. This time it was (again) amazing Amanda of InsideTheLifeOfMoi who inspired me for a new collection for my Zazzle shop: The Buddha Line

I created 5 new themes and designed around 30 items with them. Of course, this is only the beginning 😁 I would be very happy if you browsed a bit through the new collection and let me know what you think. As always, suggestions and ideas for more designs are always welcome!

Know that you can customize the product and change colors, size, model, and fonts! I can also do the changes for you. If there is a quote of your choice you would like to have designed on a particular item let me know. Here you can find all my quotes.

You can enter my store from any country domain. Just choose your country domain and add /erikakind in order to benefit from the lowest shipping costs.

In Love and Light

Daily Kind Inspirations

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Inspirational Bag Small – Be You
by ErikaKind
Inspirational Magnet - Be You Inspirational Magnet – Be You
by ErikaKind

“Nobody can make me feel or think anything unless I agree!”

 

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Inspirational Suitcase – Rise Up
by ErikaKind

“Then I spread my wings… and here I am”

Check out my Butterfly Collection for more!

My Zazzle Store offers a wide range of products provided with a choice out of hundreds of my own inspirational quotes which I am posting daily on my blog. Please note, that you can customize each product. Visit my store for more… Daily Kind Inspirations

Please know that you can customize all products regarding, color, fonts, and model! If there is a quote of your choice you would like to have designed on a particular item let me know. Here you can find all my quotes.

You can enter my store from any country domain. Just choose your country domain and add /erikakind in order to benefit from the lowest shipping costs.

In Love and Light

Daily Kind Inspirations

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“Love does not need … it already has!”

Inspirational Mugs – Love
by ErikaKind

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Inspirational Card – Love
by ErikaKind

 

Visit more in my collection The Love Line for Valentine’s Day.

Know that you can customize the product and change colors, model, and fonts! If there is a quote of your choice you would like to have designed on a particular item let me know. Here you can find all my quotes.

You can enter my store from any country domain. Just choose your country domain and add /erikakind in order to benefit from the lowest shipping costs.

In Love and Light

Daily Kind Inspirations

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“I don’t love you for the wonderful things I see in you.
Loving you only makes me see them.”
Inspirational Mug – Love
by ErikaKind

Visit more in my collection The Love Line for Valentine’s Day Please note that you can customize each item!

If there is a quote of your choice you would like to have designed on a particular item let me know. Here you can find all my quotes.

You can enter my store from any country domain. Just choose your country domain and add /erikakind in order to benefit from the lowest shipping costs.

In Love and Light

No Restrictions!😁

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Inspirational Mouse Pad
by ErikaKind

 

Everybody is welcome with arms wide open!

In Love and Light

 

Daily Kind Inspirations

Inspirational Mug – Shine by ErikaKind “In letting your light shine, you give others permission to do the same.” My Zazzle Store offers a wide range of products provided with a choice out of hundreds of my own inspirational quotes which I am posting daily on my blog. Visit my store for more… Daily Kind Inspirations You […]

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Daily Kind Inspirations

Are you looking for a present? Or does someone need a lift? Do you want to encourage or motivate someone? Or do you want to express your love for a very special person? Or do you want to surround yourself with some positive thoughts? Daily Kind Inspirations offers a wide range of products provided with […]

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Daily Kind Inspirations

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Inspirational Mug – Shine
by ErikaKind

“In letting your light shine, you give others permission to do the same.”

My Zazzle Store offers a wide range of products provided with a choice out of hundreds of my own inspirational quotes which I am posting daily on my blog. Visit my store for more… Daily Kind Inspirations
You can enter my store from any country domain. Just choose your country domain and add /erikakind in order to benefit from the lowest shipping costs.

If there is a quote of your choice you would like to have designed on a particular item let me know. Here you can find all my quotes.

In Love and Light

Daily Kind Inspirations

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Inspirational Mirror – Be You
by ErikaKind

My Zazzle Store offers a wide range of products provided with a choice out of hundreds of my own inspirational quotes which I am posting daily on my blog. Visit my store for more… Daily Kind Inspirations
You can enter my store from any country domain. Just choose your country domain and add /erikakind in order to benefit from the lowest shipping costs.

If there is a quote of your choice you would like to have designed on a particular item let me know. Here you can find all my quotes.

In Love and Light

Daily Kind Inspirations proudly present:

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Some of you may know that I took a break from posting posted less during the past 2 weeks in order to focus more concentrated on my new project. You know me! When I start something I want to get it done. On one hand, because I am so excited and full of energy which supports the progress and on the other hand because I am the embodiment of impatience and want to see results. Read more ›

Goodbye, my buddies…

 

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When I sit on my bench from now on

It will never be the same

The enclosure that I look at

Will never be filled again

 

Whether summer or winter

I was there to care and to clean

For two furry buddies

For their comfort and well-being Read more ›

Just A Quick Hi…

Yesterday I took some more pictures from my garden. It is wonderful how it seems to blossom every day more. Have a lovely Sunday! Soon with you again… Read more ›

The Fear to Succeed

So often we don’t start a project because we are afraid of failing. We are afraid of being questioned even before we started or before a result is shown. We are afraid of being criticised about how we do it or even THAT we do it. We are afraid that people are making fun of us because we are doing something they might have never dared to do. Or we are afraid because our project also means showing a part of our inner being, of the real person. But there comes a time when all these fears are not strong enough anymore to keep us from going for our dream. They cannot keep us from stepping out of our comfort zone anymore. We are full of excitement and enthusiasm and yes, we try it with all our heart and passion. And then it happens…. the door opens up!

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Here is one example of my life that is one the most remarkable because it was one of the earliest of such experiences.

Many of you know that only 7 – 8 years back I would had never dared to talk in front of people, to share my own thoughts, to stand tall for what I believe in even when no one else believed in it. I would have never dared to say something at all without checking before if there are some who would agree with what I say. Otherwise, I said nothing at all. Then I had my breakthrough 7 years back. I only need to think of that moment and my eyes get watery because I will never forget that feeling of breaking down the walls of my prison.

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Here I was, standing in my full light. That light made me see immediately where my path led and I started writing I’m Free – Awareness of Who You Are by Discovering Who You Are Not. I did not know nor did I want to think too far ahead if that book would ever be published but deep inside I knew exactly that this was the journey I was on and the destination I headed towards. When I was done with the manuscript, had given it to others for proofreading, and worked over it again, I felt ready to try something that felt simply impossible to me only 2 years before. I dialed the number of a publisher in order to ask if I may send them some excerpts. They accepted…… and I was full of fear!

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Was I afraid that they wouldn’t like it? No, I was terrified that they would love it! The light definitely illuminated my path. It showed me all the things that are now coming my way and I felt overwhelmed in both positive and fearful ways. Can I handle this all? I could be taken serious! But I was not used to it! I might have to speak about all the things I believe in and what I saw as blessings in life for everyone. But was I ready to do so? I have always dreamed about it but….. HELP…. it works out!!! I felt like losing control over the developments.

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Thanks to my ego pride (yes, the ego can be very helpful) there was no way back… I had given myself a promise to never ever return to my old prison. And that means that I need to let my light shine in order to see the path… step by step! As you know, they accepted and my blog only exists because of the English version which was published two years after the release of the German book. Meanwhile, I have given several lectures, have written for newspapers and have even given 3 English live radio interviews. I accept right away because I never want to give my brain the time to block the plans of my soul. I feel where I have to go and I will never stop following that inner feeling. Did get used to my light? No, not at all! It feels as if I discovered it every day anew. It is a bit scary…. but much more wonderful to see that the world stands wide open to me!

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Sometimes we go for something and don’t really consider it to work out. We do it in order to grant our soul its peace because then we can say that we tried it. Even bigger is the surprise (or the shock) when it works. And it scares a bit more because we feel mentally unprepared. Nothing stays the same anymore. But when things are going smoothly then it is the proof that it is your path and your time- whether your mind is believing it or not.

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When we are not used to the bright shine of our light we can be shocked and scared by its immense creative power. The light that we are is pure creative energy. When we let our light shine and only then take action we are on our path and that path will always – all life long – lead to new places. Because we are meant to grow. We are meant to evolve. We are meant to LIVE! It is ok, to be irritated by your light because it is the most amazing power and it is even living within you. But never be scared of it. Trust, that it will always illuminate the path your soul chose way before it came into this body in order to fulfill its plan and give your life the sense and meaning you long for. Your soul is nothing else but a peace of the Almighty.

So when you let your light shine, God shines through you.
That is what the world needs so badly. 

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In Love and Light

Vienna – Danube Park

Our first day was really beautiful and the weather gorgeous! My sister’s new house is located at the edge of the Danube Park. In that park is one of the famous landmarks of Vienna: The Danube Tower Read more ›

Happiness Fair in Radolfzell, Germany

Hi friends, I wasn’t around today because in the morning I took off to Radolfzell. I was one of the speakers at the so-called Happiness Fair. A friend of mine, who did the setup and cover for my German I’m Free and who helped me with the translation of the English edition, had a booth at that fair. After I had given my lecture I helped her out at the booth when she gave her lecture.  Read more ›

A Wedding Day at Mainau Island

Hey all together! Yesterday I was blessed with being engaged for singing at a very special wedding at this place

It is the Mainau Island in Germany located at Lake Constance. I already wrote about it here Read more ›

17 Years Ago…

Just remembered this picture and have to share it! Read more ›

Need Your Help!

Most of you know that my latest book was released March 1st. I posted about it here.

I want to say Thank You to all of you who read my post, left a comment or even already purchased the book. Really, you are awesome!  Read more ›

101 KIND Quotes – New Release!

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I cannot believe how fast it finally happened.

Book #5 has been published on March 1st, 2016.

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Awakening – The Power Of Saying No!

Recently I read a great post from Sue of Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary. She wrote about how our own awakening inspires others, how she discovered her inner child and how she was able to embrace it. Please read her post here. I got stuck with the subject Awakening.

To me, we have continuous awakenings throughout our lives. Every day gives us another piece of a picture. Every completed picture is an awakening. But every completed picture is again only a piece of another bigger picture. Awakening is a process. Awakening to one aspect can solve lots of misunderstandings at the same time. One of the most impactful kinds of awakening is learning to say NO! When that is learned lots of issues disappear automatically. In the following example, I talk about how I learned it 13 years ago. Read more ›

Meet me at Lessons in Joyful Living Radio with Kimberly Rinaldi

Reminder!

Tomorrow Tuesday, November 24, at 10 am PT is my live radio interview with Kimberly Rinaldi.
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Weekly Review

I love Fridays! But not because of the coming weekend but because of the occasion to recall wonderful moments of the past week and share them with you! Read more ›

Meet me at Lessons in Joyful Living Radio with Kimberly Rinaldi

This year on March 3rd Kimberly Rinaldi invieted me for a one hour interview on her show Lessons in Joyful Living. Kimberly and I met at I Can Do It! in Pasadena last year during my book signing hour for my book I’m Free. I feel honored that Kimberly wants me again as a guest on her live radio show.

The interview is scheduled for
Tuesday, November 24, at 10 am PT
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Glow

Still spring temperatures between 60° and 65° every day for about two weeks. Nature enjoys it as we do (Thank you, Volkswagen😘) . This will come to a sudden ending on the weekend when winter might be going to show is first appearance. But by then we keep enjoying.  Read more ›

Weekly Review

It’s Friday! After a long break do to my absence I am back with another review. This a review of 3 weeks. I hope I don’t forget anything. As you know a lot happened in my life during the past 3 weeks and I couldn’t be any happier about it. But let’s get started!

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The post with the most views is: A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

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The best that happened during the past weeks for sure was my trip to and through the States in general. I already posted some times about it and I don’t want to bother it with a repetition of the whole story. If you did not see it yet, here is my review on that:  A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

Marissa Bergen posted in her own special Marissa-way about the meeting of her, Carolina, Corinne and I. Please read her poem  To Find Ms. Kind. You need to know that after our meeting I drove down from above Hollywood to Newport Beach. The highways lead right through Los Angeles and it was Friday at 5 pm. The best was to take a nap right on the highway because it turns out as the world’s largest parking lot! Instead of 1 hour 15 minutes, it took me almost 3 hours to get home. Now see what Marissa made of it!!! She is amazing!

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Another highlight has been learning about the Blogger Bash in London on June 11 2016! Hey, folks! This is the chance to meet a whole lot of other bloggers you already know from WordPress or make new friends. I cannot wait to meet many of my English friends and hopefully a whole lot from other countries too! Here is the post with the first information: The BASH is BACK! The Second Annual #BloggersBash 2016 

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Joe of Joe Writes His Wrongs posted a wonderful video yesterday! He is released from prison for about two months and it is amazing how hard he is working on his future. He is highly motivated to go through all the challenges and I know that he makes it! No doubt about that. Please check out the video. It is not even 5 minutes!

Thank You

When Carolina, Marissa,  Corinne and I met Carolina gifted all of us with a uniquely created jewelery. She picked each component she used related to the person she made it for. This way each piece has its own meaning. Whenever I think of it, it moves me again deeply how much love she incorporated into each creation. Yesterday she posted about the three creations in Jewelry Designs Meanings and Friendship… turquoise-shell-necklace1a

Another big Thank you goes to Kruti for her effort to meeting me in Dallas and for her lovely gifts! Thank you for your amazing friendship, for your openness, trust, and the love you share with us. You are a gem, dear sister! I am happy and proud to have you in my life!IMG-20151028-WA0012

A huge Thank you goes to Linda and her family. Linda invited me to stay with her in Louisiana and already her excitement about our meeting and my visit touched me a lot. Her hospitality and that lovely welcome by her and each family member is a gift with no money to buy. You, your husband, your sisters, and of course your mother are some of the most loving and cordial people I have ever met in my whole life. That I may call you my friends or even family is an honor and joy I will never be able to express! Thank you!

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Sandra of A Momma’s View invited to leave links either of your own blog or posts or of those from other people in order to share them with others. Please take the chance and head over to  Time to Mingle. Thank you, Sandra. This is  such a thoughtful way of supporting and connecting!

And of course: THANK YOU STARBUCKS!!! Not only that we had a wonderful time at your place, I enjoyed your creations for 2 weeks as much as possible! 91324-I-Love-Starbucks-GifAwards

Thank you for 3 awards:

The Respect Award and the Infinity Dream Award from Amaya of Life Of An El Paso Woman

Another Respect Award from Robert Goldstein

New Blogs I Follow

 Corinneonline This is the first time I follow a blogger after I met her in person. I did not know Corinne before but I am happy I was introduced to her. She is another amazing woman I am proud of to be connected to and to call my friend.

Sacha Black Sacha is the organizer and founder of the Blogger Bash! If you are interested in the gathering you better follow her to stay informed!

Just a thought

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Whatever invention and new technology was developed can be used in either way. Although often misused Social Media is a gift go me. The connections and friends from all over the world we make here on WordPress to me still is the vivid vision of how the world could look like: tolerance, respect, support, compassion, acceptance, open minds, sharing, love, peace…! There are millions of WP users. When we are connecting  in the real world we are spanning a net of awareness around the globe. We are role models in displaying and honoring everybody the way they are. We ignite the flame of awareness that together we can make this world a better place and prove that everybody in their unique appearance gives something special and important for the benefit of all, to make this world feel whole, and to make this a humanly place. Let’s prove that peace is not only a wish but an attitude, a state of mind. We are all brothers and sisters! We all want to be loved… so let’s love.
Happy Friday to all of you!
In Love and Light

A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

I heard sceptic voices regarding meeting bloggers in person because of a possible disappointment. My own experience was nothing like that at all. I did not have any expectations about the wonderful people I was going to meet. They already captured my heart for months and I dare to say that we did know each other by heart. That is why it was not necessary that any ice needed to be broken. There simply was no ice. We all embraced each other with arms wide open! We laughed and joked about all the things we were posting about. It truly were meetings between old friends! I am already thinking about my next trip. I will make it an effort that at least once in my life I want to embrace the people I call my friends, brothers, and sisters! Read more ›

California, here I come…

Hola all together! I hope you are doing fine. Just a brief hello from SoCal and a few impressions in order to prove that I am still alive!!! Read more ›

Cloud Avalanche and Sunny Goodbyes

Yesterday on my way home I looked to the mountains and saw how spectacular the clouds seemed like rolling over them like an avalanche. I hurried home in order to take pictures before the whole magic was over. Read more ›

Liberation

(I am sorry, for some reason I cannot put paragraphs into the poem. Tried it for an hour and eventually gave up!)

So dark and so lonely

My heart was for years

Ruled by my self-doubts

Controlled by my fears

For far too long

I thought there must be

A change in the world

or a savior for me

But nothing did happen

No one understood

No one did care

If only I could…

Being who I am

Or who I wanna be

Not caring if others

Did understand me

All of a sudden

I thought: Why not I?

No one can judge me

Cause no one is I

I started to rise

Started living my dream

Not afraid anymore

That someone could be mean

I respect and I love me –

The person I am

Enabled me greatly

To love everyone

The smile that I’m wearing

Is no fake anymore

It shines from my heart

As the light of my core

Today I am content

No more fears, I am free

With me the world changed

And the savior has been me!

For Zee: This is the poem I was talking about 🙂

In Love and Light

Goodbye Liechtenstein… Hello Malta

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Tomorrow I am going on vacation for a week. I heard a lot and saw lots of pictures of this little island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea right below Sicily.

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Be Authentic – Be You – Be Love!

Actually I planned  to post another article according to a request of a blogger friend for this Monday.  I hope you don’t mind that I changed my mind. A lot of things happened during the past days and it made me spontaneously write this post: Read more ›

When English takes over…

Lately I started a random series about my adventures with the English language in a world that speaks German. English has become a part of my life when we moved to Buffalo 17 years ago. A few years after we were back again I started a daily email conversation with my best friend for a quite a while who lives in California.  Since May 2014 I am running this blog and my daily working hours on it are increasing. Meanwhile I can say that I spend 90 percent of my time in English rather than in German. That can be a little tricky… Read more ›

Liechtenstein – Austria

Today we are having a beautiful, beautiful Summer Sunday. It is hot and there are no clouds around. I slept long today and had a nice breakfast. After that I drove to my uncle who lives right across the Austrian border for picking up something. That is only a 15 minutes drive. On the way back I couldn’t resist to take some pictures. Read more ›

And all of a sudden she turned 20!

It is my baby girl’s birthday today. Where have the past 20 years gone? Amazing! Read more ›

When English takes over…

Lately I started a random series about my adventures with the English language in a world that speaks German. English has become a part of my life when we moved to Buffalo 17 years ago. A few years after we were back again I started a daily email conversation with my best friend for a quite a while who lives in California.  Since May 2014 I am running this blog and my daily working hours on it are increasing. Meanwhile I can say that I spend 90 percent of my time in English rather than in German. That can be a little tricky… Read more ›

National Holiday in Liechtenstein

3701_schloss_vaduzToday is our National Holiday!  I did a post last year about it and thought I could post an adjusted version for today. I hope you like it! Have a wonderful day. Read more ›

When English takes over…

I had the idea to start a random series about my adventures with the English language in a world that speaks German. English has become a part of my life when we moved to Buffalo 17 years ago. A few years after we were back again I started a daily email conversation with my best friend who has lived in California. Although he is Swiss he felt more comfortable writing English. Since May 2014 I am running this blog and my daily working hours on it are increasing. Meanwhile I can say that I spend 90 percent of my time in English rather than in German. That can be a little tricky… Read more ›

Sweden – Stockholm 2

Today we visited two museums. The Vasa museum and the ABBA Museum. The rest of the day was filled with shopping… yes, my daughter convinced us. Now I am completely done!!! Read more ›

Sweden – Trosa

Hey!!! We had a great day with lots of sun today. After a coffee in this special little café in Nyköping20150727_152527

we went back to the hotel and I turned on my laptop quickly. Read more ›

Sweden – Nyköpinghus (Castle)

When it stopped raining tonight we took the chance and headed for the nearby castle just around the corner of our hotel. Read more ›

Sweden – Norrköping / Nyköping

Hi again from a country where every village sounds like a piece of furniture. Since Rich keeps you updated about my mission here in Sweden I had to submerge for a few hours. But I share some secret photos with you about the places I were… Read more ›

Sweden – Linköping/Locks

The weather went down today. We were lucky that it was dry although pretty windy and cool in the morning. We drove to the locks of Berg. There are 10 locks all together leading from the lake to the river (or the other way around of course). Read more ›

Sweden – Uppsala

Today I bought a new pair of sunglasses. It turns out that whenever I travel the world lately I either forget them at home or I take a wrong pair along. When I wanted to put on my sunglasses today and opened up the case I looked a bit surprised (not as surprised as I looked when I found the condoms in my daughter’s room…). I took along the sunglasses of my daughter. But the ones she wore when she was 11. My collection of sunglasses is growing.

But now I want to share our day in Uppsala with you and the trip from there to Linköping. It was a 4 hour drive. We were led through forests and along lakes and ponds. Sweden is spread with ponds and lakes all over this huge country. But now enjoy the photos: Read more ›

Sweden Report – Arrival in Uppsala

Hi guys! How I missed you already. It is not much but I love to share some pics with you.  Read more ›

Time To Say Goodbye!

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Yep, perhaps I am gonna have some smörrebröd soon…. Read more ›

Rose of Sharon!

Just some photos of my blossoming bush: Read more ›

My Symbol Of Letting Go

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